“She loved the children, and they loved her,” read a statement by Kathy Jenkins, president of AOK's board of directors. “She was passionate about making a difference in their lives, and she did. Words cannot express our sorrow at her passing.”
Shaw said he asked state police to investigate the shootings “because of the close personal relationships we all had with Officer Ison.”
Details for this story were reported by the Joplin, Mo., Globe.